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Hall of Honor Inductee

Robert Wood Johnson

Robert Wood Johnson
(1893 — 1968)

"It is the job of modern management to give the people they employ a full sense of security growing out of accomplishment and performance, as well as a declaration of purpose."

Robert Wood Johnson was one of the 20th century's most innovative business leaders. He had a close and caring relationship with his employees at Johnson & Johnson, writing a one-page credo of corporate responsibility that said customers should come first. His employees came next. He built Johnson & Johnson into the world's largest and most diversified health care company. Under his leadership, BAND-AID bandages and Johnson's Baby Powder were introduced and became internationally popular. Upon his death, he left his entire fortune to create The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — America's largest health care philanthropy.

 

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